Lil Wayne had one of his best weeks ever with the release of his new album Tha Carter IV, which may just sell a milli. T.I. had a less successful week, moving from prison to a halfway house before getting moved back to federal custody in less than 24 hours. Rick Ross and Kreayshawn almost took their beef to the next level at an awards show, while DMX showed he’s still got it.


Lil Wayne Unleashes Tha Carter IV, Breaks iTunes Record For First Week Sales


The time has finally come. Lil Wayne unleashed his oft-delayed Tha Carter IV, which, by the numbers, puts Weezy back on top. Projected to sell 925,000-975,000 copies in its first week, TC4 already broke Jay-Z and Kanye West’s record with Watch the Throne for most first week copies sold on iTunes – only Weezy did it in just four days. DX also chopped it up with Tech N9ne, who explained how he ended up on TC4‘s standout cut “Interlude”  and what it was like to get a co-sign from the Young Money chief.


T.I. Gets Released From Prison, Only To Return To Federal Custody Later That Day 


T.I. has been put through the grinder this week. After serving almost all of his 11-month sentence, Tip was released to a halfway house on Wednesday morning, with news shortly following that his novel Power & Beauty would drop in October and that he was shooting a new reality show to air on VH1 in December. But not even a day later, he was hauled back to prison because officials had beef with him riding a luxury tour bus from the facility to his halfway home. Tip is currently back in federal custody.


Kreayshawn & Rick Ross Camps Beef With One Another


Kreayshawn and Rick Ross almost took their beef to the next level at this past Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. Members of each rapper’s camps exchanged words, but tensions simmered before anything popped off. Meanwhile, Kreay’s partner-in-rhyme, V-Nasty, declared that she would no longer use the N-word, while Rick Ross got props from Drake and DJ Khaled, who called his next album a classic in the making.


DMX Performs Three Solid Comeback Shows, Reveals New Album


The dog is back. After a lengthy stint in jail, DMX gave his first post-prison performance in Dallas, Texas at the House of Blues, showing no signs of wear. During the week, he performed two more gigs – one in Houston, Texas, where he brought out Scarface, and another in Michigan. To top it off, he revealed that he already recorded his next album, though it’s unclear when the offering will drop.

Other items of note:

– Bun B To Be Honored With “Bun B Day” In Houston, Texas

– Flesh-N-Bone Talks New Solo Album, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Breakup And Tell-All Book

– Jay-Z Already Recording New Music, Says No I.D.

– Mobb Deep To Release Self-Titled Ninth LP Through Sony’s RED Distribution